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Nightlife In Sabah

There's plenty of options especially if you are staying in the capital city of Kota Kinabalu. Most of the popular hangouts are focused near the seafront areas like KK Waterfront & KK Times Square. Places like Gaya Street and a few 5 star hotels also offers a few deals and on occasion conduct happenings bound for attractions. Nightlife in Sabah generally starts pretty slow with most crowds actually gathering by 9-10pm.

 Most of these places sometime bundled themselves into a chic dining restaurant, making them distinctive. Pubs and bars here generally could mean anything from an typical calm English Bar to the edgy fast moving music of Modern Pop Music or R&B Disco types. In fact some nightspots are considered quite 'indie' with performances handled by locals or imported bands from nearby countries.

From live bands performing in pubs to resident DJs and the occasional visiting DJs spinning the decks at the clubs, you'll be sure to enjoy a good night out with your partner, friends or just mingle with the local crowd. The night life scene has quie a lot to offer.

KK Waterfront

A prominent nightlife scene located at the heart of the city, located right next to the Phillipines Market. Housed a number of fine dining cuisine with seafood cravings. This is a very major nightspot and very well known place in the state catered for all sort of visitors.

Jesselton Point

Located at the northern point of the city area, during the day it serves as an active and prominenent ferry terminal to nearby islands as well as to Labuan and Brunei. By night, it turns into one of the major hot spots in the city. A mere walking distance from anywhere within city area.

Gaya Street

On Sunday's, it serves as a well known sunday market since the 90's. Although it's part of the banking hub, by night there are a few prominent nightspots around. Convienient for those staying at the nearby backpackers or boutique hotels which is another trademark of Gaya Street.

KK Times Square

Located outside the city, nudged in between Sutera Harbour resort and the southern tip of the capital city area. A favourite among youngsters, the place is a little difficult to access at the moment but the number of visitors at night proof that distances does not serve a barricade at all. Posh fine dining has found it's mark here in this area.

Lintas Square

This area is about 15 minutes drive from the city centre. A commercial area that took rise not too long ago and has been actively known to many people here in the capital. The area has been affliate with many clubs with plenty of dining options that operates way past midnight.

Damai Point

Another area almost similar like Lintas as they took up the commercial development boom at the same time. 15 minutes drive from city centre. There are a few clubs and plenty of eatery choices here so there is no reason for you to tear your walle apart. A bustling business area by night, the night scenes here are often soft and a major favourite for young people.

Donggongon

About 30 - 40 minutes drive when the highway is free. It's actually a district connecting towards the outbacks and more often a choice for the locals who come down from their villages to have fun. Food choices are abundant and prices are often very affordable. If the thought of beer with wild (jungle) ingredients dishes being served is your ante, then get a local buddy to guide you there.

Recommendations

Cempaka Square

Cempaka Square

Cempaka Square has multiple floors of entertainment, from slot machine rooms, to KTV Suites and an in-house Fun Pub.


Opening Hours: 10.00am - 2.00am. Tel: 088-718355 / 713343 , Fax: 088-715827. Lot 1-4 Taman Hiburan, Phase 2A Mile 3.5, Jalan Penampang Lama Kota Kinabalu.

Tambunan Golf Club

Tambunan Golf Club (TNGC)

Their facilities are open for public however a membership does come with many perks such as better rates.


Opening Hours: 10.00am - 2.00am. Tel: 088-722995, Fax: 088-726605. 6.5km, Jalan Bundusan, 88300 Penampang Kota Kinabalu , Sabah.

Cock And Bull

Cock & Bull, Waterfront

Within walking distance are the Le Meridien, Promenade and Hyatt Kinabalu hotels as well as a number of budget accommodations.


Tel: 088-257881, Fax: 088-222637, Email: jvrocks@streamyx.com KK Waterfront, No 3, Cultural Entertainment Esplanade, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens 88000 Kota Kinabalu Web: www.cocknbullbistro.com

Aussie BBQ & Bar

Aussie BBQ & Bar

Located at Waterfront KK, casual dining restaurant serving Australian Barbeque. Also their speciality is Aussie Chilli Crab.


Tel: 088-243449, HP: 014-6777554, Fax: 088-538449 Email: info@sabahbb.com KK Waterfront, No 5, Cultural Entertainment Esplanade, Jln Tun Fuad Stephens 88000 Kota Kinabalu

White Room

White Room, KK Times Square

One of many nightlife establishments within KK Time Square that draws in the dance crowd...


Opening Hours: 6pm-2am. HP: 019-2220677 Grd Floor, KK Time Square, Jln Coastal Highway 88300 Kota Kinabalu

Shenanigan's Fun Pub

Shenanigan's Fun Pub

Award-winning iconic nightspot in the city, offering live bands and DJ performances daily, except Sunday. Oldest surviving Pub in Kota Kinabalu.


Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 5pm-1am / Fri-Sat Pb Holidays 5pm-2am Happy, Hours 5pm-9pm. Tel: 088-295300 Email: kinabalu.regency@hyatt.com Part of Hyatt Hotel. Kota Kinabalu

Firefly Bar & Grill

Firefly Bar & Grill

The first bar/club/restaurant to be establish in KK Times Square. Offers good food and services despite the small outlet.


HP: 019-8605607 Lot 36, Block F, Grd Floor, KK Time Square, Jln Coastal Highway 88300 Kota Kinabalu

B.E.D.

B.E.D. Waterfront

(Best Entertainment Destination) is located in Water Front Kota Kinabalu, the centre of Tourist attraction. Largest Pub.


Opening Hours: Mon-Tues 8pm-2am / Wed-Sun Pb Holidays 8pm-3pm, Happy Hours: 8pm-9pm. Waterfront Kota Kinabalu Web: www.jarrod-rawlins.com

D'Junction,Lido

D'Junction,Lido

A whole building with pub, restaurants and private rooms. Located a lido, patronised mainly by elder working classes.


D'Junction Square, Jalan Penampang 88000 Kota Kinabalu

Jarrod & Rawlins

Jarrod & Rawlins

Contemporary fine dining served with wines selected from the best. One of the landmarks at KK Times Square.


Tel: 088-231890, Fax: 088-231860, Email: kotakinabalu@jarrod-rawlins.com Lot 29 30, Block E, Grd Floor, KK Time Square, Jln Coastal Highway 88300 Kota Kinabalu Web: www.jarrod-rawlins.com

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